“When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.” – Alexander Den Heijer.
Watch the flower grow.
When you have a goal, set an intention and plant a seed.
Don’t worry about how the flower grows, but it certainly helps to water it daily (take daily actions towards your goal).
If you track the daily growth, then you can adjust (what you can control – obviously not the sunlight) accordingly. Does it need more/less water? Does it need nutrients? Is it in the right place in the garden?
If you plant the seed then go away for a holiday for two months hoping that it has survived, you may find it struggling, or worse, dead, when you return.
Therefore, we track our goals (we watch the flowers grow).
Did you set a new year’s resolution? Are you tracking the growth of the intention? Do you take daily action to reach that goal? Do you know how much that seed has grown (or maybe shrunk in the case of weight loss)?
Or, did you set an intention and then go on holiday, hoping your seed would flower with luck?
If you want to see changes you’ve got to get your head out of the clouds and put your feet in the dirt. You’ve got to FOCUS on that goal, which means to keep it in the forefront of your mind (set daily alarm reminders of your goals if need be). You’ve got to take daily action and review that action.
By facing the reality of what is, you make space for what you want.
By making the things you do (and think) unconsciously, conscious, you get to choose.
If your unconscious actions are sabotaging the goals you have, bring them to the light. This is shadow work. Something you’ve pushed into the shadows (overeating perhaps) can only be stopped when you consciously choose to see the action that you are choosing and decide to make a better choice. How do you make a better choice? Tracking. Tracking is keeping your eyes on the target. Tracking is keeping yourself accountable to your goal. Tracking is not wishing, it is watching.
If you’ve set intentions for this year, and you’ve gone back into old routines and patterns that do not serve your growth, then now is the time pull your head out the clouds and get your hands dirty.
We have just hit the second star sign of the year, Aquarius. Aquarius is about visioning and calling in the future you. Now is time for you stay true to your goals, vision and water that flower, daily. Become the person who gives love to her visions daily.
A flower may grow by magic if all the right conditions are met by lady luck. But if you’re like me, you can’t rely on lady luck to change your life. You need to show lady luck that you deserve that big (or small) goal of yours.
When you work for something you desire, find a way to love the ‘work’ you do. Enjoy the process and enjoy the journey. All parts of growth are beautiful.
And remember – You are the divine being who makes the grass greener xx
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